Muddies in semi-finals
THE Port Douglas Mudcrabs cricket club has a crack at getting both B and C grades into the grand final this weekend.
The final day of the B-Grade game against Mulgrave was washed out on the weekend, leaving Mulgrave in second spot on the ladder with the Muddies in third. The Muddies need to win the match to progress to the grand final the following week.
Another washout would leave Mulgrave, with a better position on the ladder, to proceed by default.
The C-Grade team will also pad up on the weekend for the right to meet Rovers in the grand final.
C-Grade captain Steve Doble said his side was relishing the chance to play a whole weekend’s cricket.
“Through the season, I think we only managed one two-day game,” he said. “All the others had at least one day washed out.”
He rated the Muddies a good chance against Atherton, who finished second on the ladder.
“The one game we played against them this year, we lost by one run, and they had an ex A-grade batsman,” he said.
“I think we’ve got a better all-round attack this time. Playing a two-day game gives us a chance to knuckle down and score some runs.”